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Ruger SP101 22LR availability

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Chuck Perry, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Chuck Perry

    Chuck Perry Well-Known Member

    Anyone seeing these for sale? I have been contemplating either one of these or a S&W 617. I've been watching Gunbroker for a few weeks and have yet to see an SP101 listed. A Google search yields a few listings for them, but no one seems to have them in stock. Are they that popular, or has Ruger halted production?
  2. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    The Ruger SP101 and S&W M617 (L frame) are not the same size revolvers. The S&W M63 (J frame) is more in line with the Ruger SP101.

    No, I haven't seen a SP101 in .22 available yet. I have only seen it in the gun magazines and the Ruger site. I doubt you will get the best deal on Gunbroker, you might want to check out Bud's Gun Shop online.
  3. ricebasher302

    ricebasher302 Well-Known Member

    I saw one at my lgs and one at Cabela's in Montana this past week. The one at the lgs lasted about a day, I think.
  4. Chuck Perry

    Chuck Perry Well-Known Member

    Actually, the 617 is a K frame, not an L. I am aware of the size disparity between the two. I am looking for a 22LR to work on my double action trigger skills. Even with reloading, I can run a 22LR alot cheaper than my 686.
  5. TennJed

    TennJed Well-Known Member

    My local Sportsman's Wharehouse has had them on the selfs for several months. I don't know how many they have in stock or sold, but I go in there a few times a month and they always have on hanging up
  6. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    In that case the M617 is probable a better choice since it and the M686 are very close in weight. IMO that would be a good practice handgun although dry firing is also good for developing good trigger control.

    Sorry for calling a K frame an L frame like that really matters! :rolleyes:
  7. Chuck Perry

    Chuck Perry Well-Known Member

    ...or I could purchase what I want and not what you feel is the best choice for me based on your personal opinion. But thanks so much. For caring.:neener:
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  8. coffinhandler

    coffinhandler Member

    Summitgunbroker.com has them listed on sale for 525.00, the last time I looked.
  9. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    I've seen more than one in the local GS for sale.
  10. ewrski

    ewrski Well-Known Member

    I met someone on my range who just bought one. He waited a few months for it and paid $600 for it. Pretty damn expensive..
  11. karn_evil

    karn_evil New Member

    I want one, and have been looking around for them. The bigger shops around me say they have had a few come in, and get sold almost instantly. The smaller shops say they are 6 months deep on a waiting list.
  12. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    For DA practice, why not a LCR .22? I saw a plethora of 'em at a gun show couple of weeks ago. No shortage of those that I could see.

    I reload, but cast my own bullets from range scrap. I can run center fire about as cheap this way. All I pay for is a little bullseye and a primer.

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